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Tax Revenue Statistics

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General revenue fund collections in the state of Oklahoma were up 5 million dollars over the estimate for the month of May, according to the office of management and enterprise services. Total collections were just shy of 574 million dollars, a figure that's up 15.3% Over May of 2018. Total collections to the general revenue fund are up 18% above prior year collections.
Locally, the city of Weatherford has also seen an increase in tax revenue, with sales tax increasing every month for a little over two years.

Jiffy Trip Robbery Update

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First degree robbery charges have been filed in Custer county district court and arrest warrant issued against 20 year old Brent Michael Schroder of Okeene, for the April 19th robbery of the Jiffy Trip on north Washington in Weatherford. According to a court affidavit and a statement from Weatherford police, Schroeder allegedly robbed the Jiffy Trip at gunpoint in the early morning hours of April 19th and took approximately 87 dollars in cash from the register. According to the affidavit, Schroeder was arrested on May 6th on unrelated charges and denied having any involvement in the robbery. However, witnesses told Weatherford detectives that Schroeder was responsible for the robbery.

Clinton Public Works Authority Emergency Meeting

The Clinton public works authority held an emergency meeting yesterday afternoon to address sewer main collapses. City manager Mark Skiles said raw sewage has been going to the waste water treatment plant and 200 feet of line needs to be replaced immediately. The city received bids on the project but trustee Jason Hulin said it should be left up to the city manager to use his spending authority. As such, the public works authority took no action on the bids.

Western Oklahoma Wellness Expo

The annual Western Oklahoma Wellness Expo is coming August 23rd at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Weatherford Chamber of Commerce executive director Haley Kliewer says a variety of vendors will have their products and services on display at the 31st annual Western Oklahoma Wellness Expo.

Representative Wright Shares Thoughts on Lawter Road Project

Representative Harold Wright of Weatherford was the guest speaker at the Weatherford economic development meeting yesterday, where he shared his thoughts on the Lawter Road project. The project has been on hold for several months and is now in the re-design phase.

New Wind Farm in Western Oklahoma

Invenergy L.L.C. from Denver, CO is constructing a new wind farm in Western Oklahoma, says Weatherford Economic Development Director Yolanda Creswell. No timetable has been announced for construction.

New Dean at SWOSU Sayre Campus

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Bill Swartwood has been named the new dean on the Sayre campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Swartwood has taught mathematics and physical science at SWOSU since 1998 and has been teaching in Oklahoma schools for 39 years. Swartwood holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from SWOSU.

Weatherford Schools Administration Building

The Weatherford school district is preparing to move into their new administration building next month says District Superintendent Chad Wilson. Administration offices will be moving into the new building on Cypress in the first week of July.

Weatherford School Administrator gets Award

A Weatherford school administrator has been recognized with an award says District Superintendent Chad Wilson. The announcement was made during this week's meeting of the Weatherford School Board of Education.

Justin Bushong Named D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Weatherford police chief Louis Flowers says Justin Bushong has been named D.A.R.E. officer of the year in Oklahoma. He was presented the award last week.